Population Health

The United States spends more than twice as much as any other country in the world on healthcare, yet the life expectancy in the U.S. is shorter than in many other high-income countries. Recent analyses also show that “improvements in population health [e.g., life expectancy, years lived in good health] in the United States have […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    by Jill Rosenthal and Manel Kappagoda of ChangeLab Solutions April 2014 The United States ranked 15th among affluent countries in life expectancy in 1980. By 2009, it had dropped to 27th place. Our fragmented health care delivery and public health systems, and the lack of coordination between the two, has resulted in an imbalance of […]

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  • Publications

    This report, developed by NASHP and produced by ChangeLab Solutions, highlights leading states’ approaches to support community-based prevention initiatives by bridging the health care delivery and public health systems. It examines various mechanisms – both previously existing and created through health reform – that states can leverage to implement sustainable community-based prevention programs. They include […]

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  • Webinars

    Primary care extension programs improve the quality of primary care services by educating providers on new and innovative practices in areas such as preventive medicine, health promotion, and chronic disease management. Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a national primary care extension program. To pursue this goal, the Agency for […]

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  • Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a primary care extension program (PCEP) to improve the quality of primary care services by “educat[ing] providers about preventive medicine, health promotion, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health services, and evidence-based and evidence informed therapies and techniques.” The Agency for Healthcare Research and […]

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    March 6, 2014 | Filed under: Charts, Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • The U.S. health system’s lack of progress in adopting health information technology (HIT) and electronic health records (EHRs) can lead to unnecessary and duplicative services. It can also lead to poor care coordination, burdensome administration and missed opportunities to improve doctor-patient communication. Barriers to speedier HIT adoption range from the high cost of investing in […]

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    March 6, 2014 | Filed under: Population Health, State Refor(u)m
  • Webinars

    As states seek to improve quality of care and health outcomes while reducing costs, many have turned to accountable care models. One key aspect of accountable care models is that organizations or structures assume responsibility for the care and outcomes of a defined population across a continuum of care and across different parts of the […]

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  • Integrating population and public health objectives with delivery and payment systems is critical to accomplish the Triple Aim of reduced costs, better quality, and better health. As states implement new models, they are leveraging the strengths of both systems and disciplines and employing new methods and tools. This preconference will feature innovative state efforts to […]

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    February 5, 2014 | Filed under: 2014 Conference, Population Health